• Modern Indian Recipe

Earl Grey Masala Chai

Celebrate the Coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camila with the best of two tea worlds!  

As an avid tea drinker myself, fittingly I'm celebrating by creating an afternoon tea spectacle for the occasion—of course with my British accent on as well!

I was debating whether to serve a classic and spicy masala chai or something more in line with British tradition, such as a fine earl grey tea to pair with the tea scones. It was in this very moment I thought to meld the two together to create an Earl Grey Masala Chai, something I never tried before!

To my delight, I discovered how delicious it was when I tested it out and I wanted to share it with you all just in time for the Coronation!

The flavour combination delivers a lively and bright cup with the bergamot but then the spiciness kicks in as you continue to sip. It's a full bodied black tea with a peppery hit, which is what you would expect from a good cup of masala chai.

Coronations only come once or twice in a lifetime, so my suggestion is to present this wonderful chai for a very special afternoon tea or occasion when you're really looking to pull out all the stops! Enjoy!



Choose a high quality loose leaf earl grey black tea to deliver a full-bodied cup!

1 CUP cold filtered water
2 1/2 TSP. loose leaf earl grey tea OR 2 earl grey tea bags 
3/4 CUP milk
Sugar, to taste milk

1) In a small or medium pot, bring the water to a boil.
2) Add the tea and ARVINDA’S CHAI MASALA and boil for a couple of minutes.
3) Add the milk and the sugar and bring the tea up to a second boil. When the tea boils to the top of the pot, reduce the heat to medium and simmer for a couple more minutes. The Masala Chai should be a rich caramel colour.
4) Strain into a mug, or two smaller tea cups. Serve hot and enjoy!